Naniwa Whetstone Set 1000/3000:
This budget whetstone set is miles ahead with features.
Instead of one combination whetstone Naniwa has released an intelligent solution:
Two stones in one pack.
Complete with a storage case that doubles are a drying solution and a sharpening stand.
Better than your normal combination whetstone.
Two Stones in one Pack for the same price!
A versatile storage case that up until now only Shapton offer!
Sadly combination Stones are not always made by all companies and sometimes for good reasons.
-Combo Whetstones should not be fully submerged for soaking: The two stones will expand at different rates and you risk cracking one side as a result.
-One side of the stone will likely wear faster than the other.
Both problems are circumvented thanks to Naniwa’s innovation.
I would recommend getting a lower course grit for knife repair and edge reshaping to make life easier. A 300-500 should be suffice.
Althought you can sharpen on stands such as these, I recommend a Sharpening table/ Sink Bridge.